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Harvesting the parking meters

By 5 March 2012

Two men will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Monday, March 5) charged with property damage and theft after they were found with three parking meters in the rear seat of their car.
ACT Policing’s Woden Patrol members were in Furneaux Street, Griffith around 4.35am yesterday morning (Sunday, March 4) when they found a [...]

Ute pinball in Gilmore

By 4 March 2012

A 19-year-old man will be charged with high-range drink-driving and negligent driving after his vehicle left the road on a bend, struck a parked car and careered into a house in Gilmore early this morning.
ACT Policing patrols attended the location in Louisa Lawson Crescent, Gilmore around 3.40am today (Sunday, March 4).
When the offender lost control [...]

O’Connor chemist rolled

By 4 March 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at an O’Connor chemist shop last night (Saturday, March 3).
The offender, wearing dark clothing and a stocking over his head, has entered the premises around 8.40pm and threatened staff with a knife.
He has taken a sum of money, placed it in a bag, and then ran [...]

Taxi basher nabbed. Witness wanted

By 3 March 2012

ACT Policing is seeking to speak with a witness who had assisted a taxi driver in distress in Tuggeranong early yesterday morning (Friday, March 2).
The driver allegedly had been assaulted and robbed by a man who had ridden in his cab from the city to Richardson.
When the driver fled on foot from his taxi and [...]

Belconnen unit ablaze

By 3 March 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue is on the scene of an apartment fire in College Street Belconnen.
Firefighters managed to contain the fire within the property then extinguish it.
There was no one inside when fire crews arrived on scene.
The unit has sustained substantial damage.
The cause will be investigated.
7:47pm Friday 2 March 2012
[Courtesy ESA]
UPDATE 03/03/12 12:06: And the [...]

600 speeders busted in February

By 2 March 2012

More than 600 vehicles were detected as speeding by ACT Policing during February, after a month-long campaign in which excessive speed had been targeted.
The highest proportion of drivers (46 per cent) were caught travelling more than 15km/h but less than 30km/h over the speed limit.
A further 95 drivers were caught speeding in school zones, with [...]

Do you remember this panel van from 25 years ago?

By 29 February 2012

Police and family are renewing their appeal to the public on the 25th anniversary of one of Canberra’s longest unsolved hit and run cases which resulted in the death of a 17-year-old boy.
About 1 am on Sunday March 1, 1987, Troy Forsyth was walking with three friends on Kent Street in Deakin after attending a [...]

Carjacking leisure centre thief of Greenway

By 29 February 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Greenway last night (Tuesday, February 28).
About 9.45 pm a man entered the Lakeside Leisure Centre on Anketell Street, walking into the office and searching the room. A staff member approached the man and saw he had a small silver bladed knife. The man then fled.
The [...]

Spence sneakthief done for by the dogs of Dunlop

By 29 February 2012

A 27-year-old Spence man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today after police arrested him minutes after allegedly committing a burglary.
About 2.40 am this morning (Wednesday, February 29), the residents of a Dunlop home were awoken by their dogs barking.
Upon investigating, the male resident saw the internal garage door was open and a person crawling [...]

Inner north blaggers use green bags

By 28 February 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a robbery at the Lyneham Capital Chemist yesterday afternoon (Monday, February 27).
About 5.50pm a man entered the store and walked to the back of the chemist, demanding staff give him medication. He told the staff he would not hurt them if they complied with his demands.
The offender was given [...]

Someone else’s car, plates, credit card

By 24 February 2012

A 26-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Friday, February 24) charged with a number of property offences.
Members from ACT Policing’s Crime Targeting Team arrested the man yesterday afternoon in Phillip after a short foot pursuit. The man was seen driving a stolen car into a car park on Antis Street.
The car, a [...]

Alleged Franklin ice queen busted

By 24 February 2012

A 32-year-old woman from Franklin will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Friday, February 24) charged with drug trafficking.
ACT Policing’s Drug Investigation Team executed a search warrant at the Franklin home yesterday afternoon following a six month investigation.
During the search police located and seized an amount of money, approximately 30 grams of cannabis, 11 pipes [...]

Did you see the Syrian Embassy attackers?

By 23 February 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses who may have seen a large group of people, mostly men, gathered in a Canberra car park shortly before the attack on the Syrian embassy earlier this month (Saturday, February 4).
Police believe this group of men, gathered near the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge around 9pm, may have been involved in the [...]

Did you see a rider get cleaned up on at Glenloch yesterday?

By 22 February 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision that occurred about 9 am yesterday morning (Tuesday, February 20), which left a motorcyclist with serious injuries.
The collision occurred on the Glenloch Interchange on Tuggeranong Parkway about 150m north of the Lady Denman Drive off-ramp.
All southbound lanes on the parkway were closed for a period of two [...]

Ngunnawal home invasion with guns

By 22 February 2012

ACT Policing is appealing to the public for assistance in identifying two men who forced their way into a home in Ngunnawal last night (Tuesday, February 21).
About 10 pm the residents were woken by loud banging at the front door. One of the residents approached the front door and saw two men wearing dark clothing [...]

Alleged dog mutilating teen to face court this morning

By 22 February 2012

A 16-year-old Northside boy will face the ACT Childrens Court this morning (Wednesday, February 22) charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal causing death.
Police will allege the youth killed at least three dogs by setting them on fire and then dismembering them. The remains of three dogs were located by police in a vacant grass [...]

Tapestry vandalism at the National Library

By 22 February 2012

ACT Policing arrested a man for throwing a cup of coffee onto a $300 000 tapestry on Monday morning (February 20) at the National Library of Australia.
The Myer Tapestry which had been donated to the Library was stained from the liquid. Laboratory staff at the library spent several hours cleaning it in an attempt [...]

Student with a bomb at Lanyon High?

By 21 February 2012

Around 1.15pm today, police were called to Lanyon High School after reports of a 15-year-old student making threats against others.
The school followed procedure and the student was contained within a classroom while other students were relocated from that area into a nearby hall.
The student then ran from the classroom and dropped his school bag within [...]

Bomb squad out in Evatt

By 21 February 2012

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious package in Evatt that was located by the home owner earlier this morning (Tuesday, February 21).
About 7.30am police received a report of a suspicious package at a residential address in Evatt. Members from Belconnen Police Station attended and requested the Bomb Response Team to the location.
About 9.30am, a number [...]

Missing Deakin man

By 21 February 2012

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in the search for a missing 87-year-old man from Deakin.
The man, Rowen Osborn, was last seen around 3pm yesterday afternoon (February 20) by his family at his home in Deakin.
The missing man is of Caucasian appearance, 180cm (5’11”) tall with a thin build and grey hair. He [...]

The face of a Kambah pizza thief

By 21 February 2012

ACT Policing has released the facefit of a man who robbed a pizza delivery driver in Kambah last week (Thursday, February 16).
About 10:20pm, a pizza delivery driver attended an address in Karney Street, Kambah, to deliver an order. At the address, the delivery driver was approached from behind by a man and woman, who were [...]

The Irish taxi molester of Emu Bank

By 20 February 2012

ACT Policing would like to speak with the man pictured below in relation to an assault which occurred at Emu Bank in Belconnen in the early hours of January 26.
About 2.30am the victim got into the front seat of a taxi and was about to close the door when a man has reached into the [...]

Charnwood man speeding and drink driving

By 20 February 2012

A 36-year-old Charnwood man has had his drivers licence suspended after he was caught speeding and drink driving by a member of ACT Policing Traffic Operations last night (Friday, February 17).
Around 8.30pm police noticed a blue Ford Focus XR5 Turbo take off from the traffic lights at Southern Cross Drive and Coulter Drive, accelerating to [...]

Petbarn bandit found in a cupboard

By 20 February 2012

A 36-year-old Yarralumla man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Monday, February 20) for the Petbarn robbery on Monday, February 6.
About 9am on Monday, February 6, a man entered the Petbarn store at the Belconnen Markets and requested to use the store’s phone, telling staff he was having difficulties with his car.
After using the [...]

It just takes a breadknife to get the moneys

By 20 February 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery at Manuka yesterday evening (Sunday, February 19).
About 11 pm a man entered the Coles Express service station on Canberra Avenue, carrying a bread knife and demanding money.
The offender is described as of African appearance, with a skinny build, 160cm tall, wearing a red hooded jumper, jeans, [...]

Higgins chemist rolled

By 17 February 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a robbery at the Capital Chemist in Higgins this morning (Thursday, February 16).
Around 10.40am a man entered the premises and threatened staff, demanding they give him some prescription medication.
Staff complied and he took the medication and ran from the store, leaving the scene on a black motorcycle.
The offender is [...]

Cheap pizza in Kambah

By 17 February 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the aggravated robbery of a pizza delivery driver in Kambah last night (Thursday, February 16).
About 10:20pm, a pizza delivery driver attended an address in Karney Street, Kambah, to deliver an order. At the address, the delivery driver was approached from behind by a man and woman, who were both [...]

Sexual assault on Akuna Street

By 16 February 2012

ACT Policing is asking for the two men who assisted a 25-year-old woman on Akuna Street, City around 10 pm last Saturday night (February 11) to make contact with police.
The two men assisted the woman by walking her to a licensed premise on Akuna Street to meet her boyfriend. The men may have been approached [...]

Forde man blows 0.3!

By 16 February 2012

About 10pm on Friday, February 10, police observed a silver Toyota Hilux driving on the incorrect side of the road on Terminal Circuit at the Canberra Airport.
The driver was stopped and underwent a roadside breath screening test which returned a positive result. He was taken to the City Police Station for a breath analysis where [...]

Gunfire in Braddon

By 15 February 2012

ACT Policing is investigating an incident of a shot fired early this morning in Braddon (Wednesday, February 15).
About 5.45am police responded to a report of a shot fired at a unit complex in Braddon. Police attended and spoke with two men who were inside the unit. A shot was fired through the front door. Police [...]

Lyneham fire attracts police attention

By 15 February 2012

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious fire which occurred in Lyneham yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, February 14).
Around 4.30pm police were called to a fire in Owen Crescent, Lyneham. ACT Fire and Rescue trucks were already in attendance.
As ACT Ambulance officers arrived at the scene, they located a 49-year-old woman on Northbourne Avenue, in a highly distressed [...]

19 year old girl hit with a chair outside Transit

By 15 February 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault on a Garran woman outside the Transit Bar in Civic in the early hours of Sunday morning (February 12).
City Beats Team was called to Hill Side Lane in Civic around 3.50am. A 19-year-old woman had been deliberately struck with a chair and suffered significant facial injuries, including [...]

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